The primary threats to our watershed.
- Water Quality
- Temperature, bacteria, sedimentation, toxic algae, stormwater, emerging contaminants
- Water Quantity
- Stream flows, groundwater and increasing demand
- Resource Extraction
- Logging, mining, road-building, energy development
- Increased pressure on water resources, floodplain development, more pavement, erosion, pesticides, toxic metals, sewage overflows, stormwater runoff from industrial and urban development
- Public Lands Management
- More than half of the 3.3 million-acre Rogue watershed is managed by the federal government, so all activities—logging, mining, road-building, restoration—have a significant impact on water resources.
- Climate Change
- Climate change will exacerbate pre-existing stresses on ecosystems, including pollution, population growth and urbanization.
- Wastewater Treatment Plants
- Wastewater treatment plants have an impact on the Rogue. Learn more here.